Lesbian Fleeing Persecution in Cameroon Finally Receives Asylum in Spain ·

AfricaApril 22, 2015 – Reported by Global Voices Online.org – Christelle Nangnou, a young lesbian from Cameroon, arrived in Madrid on March 25 asking for political asylum due to the persecution of gay people in her home country. She is currently being sought out by the Cameroon government, and if captured, could spend five to 10 years in prison because of her sexual orientation.

According to a statement on eldiario.es, she arrived at Barajas airport with false documentation and an article cut out from a newspaper reporting that the Cameroonian police were searching for her because they accused her of being “the ringleader of a lesbian group”. The article also stated that homosexuality is seen as a “satanic practice.” Spanish authorities refused her request for asylum; they claimed doubts as to the truth of her story and ordered that she be deported…story continues below…

via Lesbian Fleeing Persecution in Cameroon Finally Receives Asylum in Spain · Global Voices.

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